I have been going through the over 200 pages in the cruising for
500 a month thread and its closed wanted to add some suggestions.
It seems like all the people that say it can't be done are cruising 40 ft plus
Boats one guy was complaining about his tri hull
no kidding its not for
this is for someone cruising a 27 to 32 ft boat. What happend to
Cruising locally anyway I live in the vancouver area and there is some of the
Worlds best cruising waters here around the island the saun juans. Howe sound just look up the dreamspeaker book series if u don't take my word for it. California
, east coast
as well. Its nice having a place that speaks englishand not 3rd world facilities sometimes. This post will be a little rough
Looking as I am entering it on my blackberry. Wood heat is a great option as
Its availible for free on every beach. 5 gallon water
containers are affordable
To fill anywhere and wind
is free for power and sailing. Hand stiching your own sails
, keeping fiberglass
and extra canvas
on board and a cordless drill with screws will go a long way.
80 for transport ie local bus and bike repairs
150 for groceries
100 for boat fuel
for generator dinghy outboard
50 for comunication cell phone
web cafe etc..
100 for a case of good beer
120 left for entertainment and new electronics
This would be of course anchoring
and using the dinghy
to get to shore
The extra 200 allows for more repairs and fun and some wiggle room in
Case you need to pull into the dock
for a couple days.
8400 a year to cruise
and live is cheap
even if u had to work for a crappy
12hr for 9 and a half months on this budget
u would be cruising taking a year
Off. In short buy the boat whatever u can get that's decent I've seen ok
Short range 27-30 ft boats go in the 4000 range here.
Save up for a year buy the boat and head
out otherwise you might be saving up
Your whole life and dreaming about what you could have done when your
70 in a nursing home.